clean sheet

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clean sheet (plural clean sheets)

  1. A blank sheet of paper.
  2. An absence of debts or indictments.
  3. (soccer) A game played without having conceded a goal.
    • 2011 February 6, Alistair Magowan, “West Ham 0 - 1 Birmingham”, in BBC[1]:
      Birmingham had their defence to thank for a clean sheet, although they were lucky to escape when Manuel da Costa shot off-target and then headed wide.